March 20, 2024, 15:58

russian authorities ban publication of obituaries for military personnel killed in Ukraine

The authorities of the russian federation ban the publication of obituaries for russian soldiers who died in the war in Ukraine, Leonid Tymchenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“We see that the russian authorities are currently taking active measures to ban the publication of obituaries. Today we can say that the russian military and the russian authorities do not know how to fight, and moreover, they do not know how to respect their military, who gave the most important thing they had to carry out criminal orders,” he said.

In particular, Leonid Tymchenko cited the example of a group in the russian social network Vkontakte, in which relatives of the russians killed in the attack on Makiivka on 2023 New Year’s Eve began posting information about their relatives. However, the above-mentioned group was soon deleted.

“We often see that information that, say, was available yesterday and could be seen in groups, on social networks, gets deleted. Again, we are talking about the lack of respect for the military in russia, lack of respect for its citizens. People are prohibited from posting mourning-related information, which actually reflects the level of pain and grief that the war brings today not only to the territory of Ukraine, but also to the territory of russia,” he added.

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